There is a prevalent view that healthy fats make healthy children. For the last few decades we have been fed on the ideas that all fats are bad. But how much sense does that make? After all breast milk is saturated fats and even has cholesterol…
A review of the literature shows that this attitude is slowly changing and the thinking is evolving to saturated fats should be about 50% of calorie intake. Some good pointers are found here;
- Know Your Fats,
- Nina Planck
- Dr. Uffe Ravnskov
- Dr. Weston A. Price
- Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
- And latest thinking can be found Dirt Cure Growing Health Kids with Food From the Soil
- Give them whole dairy products.
- Butter their vegetables.
- Add a knob of butter to their oatmeal.
- Cook eggs in butter or lard.
- Leave the skin on the chicken.
- Butter their bread.
- Serve raw vegetables with homemade dip..
- Cook fish with butter.
- Fry potatoes in lard
- Dress salads in homemade dressing
Here are some great supplements to incorporate in your kids foods; Nuts, seeds and avocados are whole foods that provide healthful fat in delicious snack-size shapes highly recommend, the following five healthy oils:
- Olive oil
- Flaxseed oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Walnut oil
- Coconut oil